A brutal sense of loss and longing burns. Terence Rattigan’s devastating post-war masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Helen McCrory plays Hester Collyer and Tom Burke is Freddie Page. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite following the acclaimed Medea in 2014. The Deep Blue Sea is streaming from 7pm UK time on Thursday 9 July until 7pm on Thursday 16 July. — The running time is 2 hours 5 minutes with a very short interval. The BBFC rating is 12A, due to depictions of suicide attempts and some strong language.